In light of my book promotion,  I’ve decided to release some “behind the scenes” info about some pieces and what led me to write them. (Get Epiphany for free! (Links included) ). All my poems hold specific meanings as they reflect my mental and emotional state at different points in my life during my years in university. So today I’ll focus on two pieces: Collide and Excerpt from Dimensions.


Collide

What’s it about?

Collide is an argument and its aftermath that kinda speaks to the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back‘ when you’re in a relationship. When I wrote it, I imagined it being said by both people in that relationship as if to show that it was a mutual realization that the end had arrived. It represents that moment where exhaustion and regret is much greater than the argument itself and there’s a realization that the will to fight for love (or something close to it) has disappeared.

Why did I write it? Who influenced it?

Honestly, it is based on my last relationship and how I expressed to myself what I honestly felt about where I thought it was going. It was simply a fantasized prediction of an end I had known was inevitable.

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Excerpt from Dimensions

What’s it about?

Dimensions was a short 3-part story of dream-like sequences I released online – read it here – that were just occurrences between the main character (never specified) and a mysterious woman that seems to belong to each ‘dimension’ they visit. It’s a collection I’ve always considered adding on to in the future. It’s one of those pieces I can’t really explain because I never really figured out how to describe it myself. But it was mostly an experiment for me to write something without too much focus on it being overly-meaningful or narrative and rather be as creative as I wanted to be.

Why did I write it? Who influenced it?

I actually used my own experiences to write this piece. I rarely dream these days but when I do, they are very vivid and a bit abstract — sometimes I have no idea what’s going on. I wanted to show the different points on the spectrum that exist when I dream.

This was one of the easiest of all my writings and part one was my favorite so I just had to include it in the book. Over time, my dreaming pattern has become haphazard, so each become new inspiration and I can easily draw on them for new writings. Hopefully, I can restart that series with some entries I never got to write about.


 

I know it isn’t a lot but my thought process is usually as simple as the things I write and I strive to keep that going. I see writing as a way to not complicate everything in my mind; I see it as an escape from the chaos of everyday.

Hope these were insightful if you’ve read them and I hope you get a copy of Epiphany if you haven’t yet. I’ll try to post more of these for the rest of month. Thanks for reading!

Love,

Kerine

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